Research has shown that more than 75% of Christian teens are leaving their faith (or churches) after graduation from high school (stated by the Barna Group, and Lifeway Research). What a sobering statistic! It is Wild Child Ministries’ desire and purpose to be “in the trenches”—battling with families through prayer, counseling, and solid biblical resources, for the return of their prodigals—to help draw these loved ones back to a living, vibrant and energetic faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
VOICES FROM BATTLE-WORN PARENTS:
“Please pray over my sons . . .” (One has been disowned by his unsaved father, and seems to be searching for Christ. The other is into Buddhism and very disrespectful with his parents.)
“We are raising our 16-year old grand-daughter… we have had her since she was three. She is awaiting court for selling drugs at school. Right now we just need to know where to turn for help. Loved your book and it opened my eyes on many things about my grand-daughter I didn’t realize.”
“Our daughter left home 10 weeks ago . . . without our blessing or knowledge. . . . I just found your website tonight and am so encouraged to know that we are not alone. . . . Please pray for us and for our daughter.”
[Our son] continues to struggle and we’d appreciate your prayers once again. He was sober for two years but one drink started the whole thing all over. …We are grateful for the Good Samaritan who found him unresponsive at the park and called an ambulance. He is alive only by the grace of God. He is facing up to a year in jail because of a third OWI. Thank you for your prayers.”
WCM – IN THE TRENCHES:
Currently, I am still meeting regularly with a few single moms in the Grand Haven area as well as meeting one-on-one with parents of prodigals. I also have the opportunity to invest a considerable amount of time into a young single mother of two, who is hoping to soon attend college. This is an exciting time for me. I am blessed that God is giving me opportunities to share my insights and compassion with all of these individuals. I ask for your prayers as new opportunities develop to speak and work with individuals and churches.